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May 2
“I can report to the American people and to the world, that the US has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” President Barack Obama announcing live on television the death of Osama bin Laden who was killed in a raid by U.S. special forces.

May 1
“I don’t know how anyone survived. … But when you look at the path of destruction that’s likely 5 to 7 miles long in an area half a mile to a mile wide … it’s an amazing scene. There’s parts of the city I don’t recognize, and that’s someone that’s lived here his entire life.”

Walter Maddox, Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama speaking after a tornado ripped through the college town with winds in excess of 200mph and traveled over 176 miles. The tornado was part of a larger tornado outbreak that has claimed 306 lives in six states making the it second deadliest in US history.

Read the article here: Deadly tornadoes rip through southern US, killing over 300


Apr 28

“We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”

President Obama during a news conference where he annouced the release of his original, long-form birth certifcate in an attempt to put to rest the issue of his legitimacy to hold the office of president.

Read the article here:

U.S. President Barack Obama releases original birth certificate


Apr 25

“Deepwater Horizon and its owner, Transocean, had serious safety management system failures and a poor safety culture.” The United States Coast Guard in a report which found that a ‘poor safety culture’ contributed to the Deepwater Horizon disaster last year.

Apr 24

April 24, 2011 Wikinews Workshop

Wikinews will be holding an online workshop on IRC tomorrow at 20:00 UTC (13:00 PST, 16:00 EST) in #wikinews-workshop on irc.freenode.net.

Come on by! If you don’t how to use IRC, check out our handy guide right here.


“The First Amendment is only valid if it allows us to say what other people may not like. Otherwise, we do not need the First Amendment.”

Controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones during his appearance in court on Friday after his planned demonstration outside a Michigan mosque was denied because the court decided the protest would cause a breach of the peace and he refused to post a “peace bond” of US$1 required by the judge.

Read the story here: Qur’an-burning pastor jailed after mosque protest barred


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